How to quadruple the price of an album and get away with it

If there is a musical act I like more than Radiohead, it is Autechre. The release of Autechre’s new album, Quaristice, bears some resemblance to Radiohead’s attention-grabbing In Rainbows release. It also bears a lot of the hallmarks of my predictions / observations about the apparent future of the music industry which I wrote about […]

The entertainment industry’s wrong turns

Record labels and video distributors had been ticked off by consumers for charging high prices for quite a while. At first the labels got away with it though. This was because they actually added value to the product. They were the only ones who were able to actually deliver the product to consumers efficiently. However, […]

Boards of Canada — Oscar See Through Red Eye download

It has been over three and a half years since we were last treated to new Boards of Canada music. Sure, there was the re-release of what was the über-rare (but leaked-onto-the-internet) Twoism, and there were leaks of compilations of old BoC music. But they’re not new. And it’s been almost four years. Luckily it’s […]

Autechre and The Hafler Trio — æo³ & ³hæ

My decent into Autechre fanboydom continues, as I have bought the latest Autechre-related release. It’s the second installment of Autechre’s collaboration with The Hafler Trio, entitled æo³ & ³hæ. Apparently it’s limited to a thousand copies. If the experience of the first installment — æ³o & h³æ — is anything to go by, though, it’s […]